Living in Israel

My third post will be about the other part of my time in Israel; daily life in Jerusalem. This was the immersive experience quite similar to study abroad, except for a few caveats. I’m going to go into those, and then I will discuss what I enjoyed and learned about Israel.

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Working at GreenQ

In my last post I was about to start working at my internship. For the majority of my summer I worked at a software startup called GreenQ, which makes hardware to put on garbage trucks to make them smarter. Then the hardware would collect data about the city’s garbage collection process, and over the course of months and eventually years they would get enough data to give the city advice for how to minimize costs with garbage collection. For instance with their first truck, within 3 months they told the city they could collect only 2 days a week if they collected along a modified route. There were a lot of other ways the business could grow, and it was for the most part a fascinating look at how a business works. One thing that happened was that they installed cameras on one truck, and it opened a world of AI and natural language processing possibilities. This taught me about how a startup pivots as the needs of the market and their product change.

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